Pearl & Ash Burns out After 4 Years on the Bowery

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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If you needed some proof that opening a restaurant on the Bowery isn’t the best bet, here’s another example of failure.

Exactly four years after its debut at 220 Bowery, Pearl & Ash is finished. The Bowery restaurant, once a critics’ darling and replacement of the Bowery Kitchen, closed down last Saturday.

However, managing partners Patrick Cappiello, Branden McRill, and Alessandro Zampedri (who also owns the Bowery House hotel upstairs) will apparently keep the dining room intact for “private events.” There are also plans to open a “similar restaurant in the West Village” next year.

That closure befell Pearl & Ash is not of surprise. In fact, its birth in December 2012 was basically a revamp on the owners’ Bowery Kitchen concept, which lasted a mere four months. Around this time last year, the eatery temporarily closed due to a shakeup in the kitchen (and cosmetic changes). Opening Rebelle in the R Bar space next door could have canibalized customers, too. But that’s mere local speculation.

It’s unclear how long 220 Bowery will be used for private events before it’s potentially leased to another.

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When it was Bowery Kitchen, July 2012

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